Why Knee Pain Gets Worse When You Exercise And How To Ease It…

I get questions like these often from people…. “Hey Dean, I’ve been having with a pain in my right knee now for a few weeks. What I can’t put my finger on is what I did to make it start in the first place.” They typically go on to explain something along these lines– it’s…

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Back Pain: The ONE Thing That Makes Sciatica Worse & What To Do About It

Sometimes IT happens. You’re going about your normal day, you’re feel great and don’t think twice about any ‘health problems’ because they’re way off in the future anyway, but then all of a sudden you feel a twinge in your lower-back… And immediately you know something’s not right. Maybe you even begin to kid yourself…

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Should I Be Worried That My Knees Click?

SO many clients who come to see me ask why their knees pop and should they worry, if it is not painful. A knee that decides to ‘pop’ or make a cracking sound can sometimes feel worrying, and I’m sure that most of us at one time or another have knelt down and had our knees make a clicking…

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Even the Dogs Know Water is Needed

One thing we started doing at Volk PT this summer is enjoying Therapy Dog visits to help alleviate the stress in our clients, but also to try to help us all enjoy the Dog Dayz of Summer. If you have a dog, you should notice how much more water they are drinking now, compared to…

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Sitting… Is It Really THAT Bad For You?

I bet you’re sitting down while reading this… Whether you’re sitting in a coffee shop, you’re at work at your desk, lounging on your sofa after a long day, or sat up in bed, you’re probably sitting comfortably while reading this. And I don’t blame you – sitting has become so ingrained in our daily…

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Exercise and Unwanted Back Tension

Here’s an email I received from one of my patients Steve, 47 y/o, last week: “Dean, I was wondering if you could help me… As you know I really enjoy running. I run 5-6 times a week with at least one day of rest. Lately my body has been feeling a little lethargic and my…

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Quick Simple Tips To Make Running Easier

For New or Seasoned Runners This past Saturday was the Harrisburg 5k Fun Run in the Town Center. A bit brisk in the morning, with temperatures in the 40’s for the run, make these tips even more helpful for those recently inspired to take up running. I was busy in my Concord office doing a…

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Avoid Lower Back Pain When You Swing A Golf Club

If you’ve NEVER played a round of golf, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s not much to it, and that there’s very little chance of you being injured if all you’re doing is a bit of walking and striking a few balls every once in a while.  But that’s not the case. Golfers are frequent…

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Running Tips: “Do I Run – Or Do I Rest?” (After An Injury)

I often get questions about returning to activities after injury recovery. Not uncommon for runners… “Although I’m over my ankle injury now and know I can return back to exercise safely, I still have a lack of confidence when I set out to run. When I run I have it in the back of my…

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Sciatica – Why Pain In Leg

“If I’ve got back pain – Why am I getting a shooting pain down the back of my leg?” This is a very common symptom we see in our PT clinic. In fact I would be extremely surprised if at least 10 people didn’t walk, (or hobble in with severe pain it causes), into the clinic…

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